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Tool Design Engineering Development Program

John Deere

Tool Design Engineering Development Program
Moline, IL Entry-Level Paid




What You'll Get At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go. Here, you'll enjoy the freedom to explore new projects, the support to think outside the box and the advanced tools and technology that foster innovation and achievement. We offer comprehensive relocation and reward packages to help you get started on your new career path. Click here to find out more about our Total Rewards Package.

The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job description are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines.

John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


There are 7 billion people on this planet. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more... many moving into urban centers at an unprecedented rate. Making sure there is enough food, fiber and infrastructure for our rapidly growing world is what we’re all about at John Deere. And it’s why we’re investing in our people and our technology like never before in our 175-year history. Here the world’s brightest minds are tackling the world’s biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, we’ll put you to work. RIGHT NOW.

Your Responsibilities

We’re hiring for full-time Tool Design Engineers within our Engineering Development Program. In your rotations, you will:

  • Work with manufacturing engineers to define project requirements

  • Concept, develop, design and detail custom firm tooling &/or gages

  • Procure materials and components for build

  • Follow up with toolmakers and manufacturing engineers to ensure project success


  • Pursuing a Bachelors or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering,Weld Engineering or Manufacturing Technology with a focus in tool or machine design

  • Desired cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale. Minimum cumulative GPA required of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.

  • Experience with 3D parametric CAD software (Creo is preferred, but other software is acceptable)

What Sets You Appart

  • Experience with Toolroom manufacturing processes (CNC machining and programming, welding, EDM, grinding, laser, plasma, water jet etc.)

  • Understanding of applications of engineering materials and heat treatment for tooling

  • Tool design experience

  • Location, location, location! The current openings we have for Tool Design Engineers are in our Midwest locations. Candidates must be willing to relocate.

*Work Statement: US Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

About Us

Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land - those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity.